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User Guide

SURFboard SBG6700-AC
Wireless Cable Modem Gateway
Firmware: SBG6X82-8.6.0.0-GA-08-046-NOSH

2014 ARRIS Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative work (such as translation,
transformation, or adaptation) without written permission from ARRIS Enterprises, Inc. (ARRIS). ARRIS reserves the right to revise this
publication and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of ARRIS to provide notification of such
revision or change.
ARRIS and the ARRIS logo are all trademarks of ARRIS Enterprises, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to
refer to either the entities claiming the marks and the names of their products. ARRIS disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names
of others.
Wi-Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo, and WMM are
registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Wi-Fi Multimedia, and WPA2 are trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
ARRIS provides this guide without warranty of any kind, implied or expressed, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. ARRIS may make improvements or changes in the product(s) described in this manual at
any time.
The capabilities, system requirements and/or compatibility with third-party products described herein are subject to change without notice.

Safety and Regulatory Information

Safety and Regulatory


Information

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS


Read This Before You Begin When using your equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to
persons, including the following:

Read all of the instructions listed here and/or in the user manual before you operate this device. Give particular attention to all safety precautions.
Retain the instructions for future reference.
This device must be installed and used in strict accordance with manufacturers instructions, as described in the user documentation that is included
with the device.
Comply with all warning and caution statements in the instructions. Observe all warning and caution symbols that are affixed to this device.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. The device must not be exposed to dripping or splashing. Do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the device.
This device was qualified under test conditions that included the use of the supplied cables between system components. To ensure regulatory and
safety compliance, use only the provided power and interface cables and install them properly.
Different types of cord sets may be used for connections to the main POWER supply circuit. Use only a main line cord that complies with all applicable
device safety requirements of the country of use.
Installation of this device must be in accordance with national wiring codes and conform to local regulations.
Operate this device only from the type of power source indicated on the devices marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
Do not overload outlets or extension cords, as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Overloaded AC outlets, extension cords, frayed power
cords, damaged or cracked wire insulation, and broken plugs are dangerous. They may result in a shock or fire hazard.
Route power supply cords so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay particular attention to
cords where they are attached to plugs and convenience receptacles, and examine the point where they exit from the device.
Place this device in a location that is close enough to an electrical outlet to accommodate the length of the power cord.
Place the device to allow for easy access when disconnecting the power cord of the device from the AC wall outlet.
Do not connect the plug into an extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet unless the plug can be fully inserted with no part of the blades exposed.
Place this device on a stable surface.
Avoid damaging the device with static by touching the coaxial cable when it is attached to the earth-grounded coaxial cable-TV wall outlet.
Always first touch the coaxial cable connector on the device when disconnecting or reconnecting the Ethernet cable from the device or users PC.
It is recommended that the customer install an AC surge protector in the AC outlet to which this device is connected. This is to avoid damaging the
device by local lightning strikes and other electrical surges.
Postpone installation until there is no risk of thunderstorm or lightning activity in the area.
Do not use this product near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
Do not cover the device or block the airflow to the device with any other objects. Keep the device away from excessive heat and humidity and keep the
device free from vibration and dust.
Wipe the device with a clean, dry cloth. Never use cleaning fluid or similar chemicals. Do not spray cleaners directly on the device or use forced air to
remove dust.
For added protection, unplug the device from the wall outlet and disconnect the cables to avoid damage to this device due to lightning and power
surges.
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Upon completion of any service or repairs to this device, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the device is in safe
operating condition.
Do not open the device. Do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the installation and troubleshooting instructions. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
This device should not be used in an environment that exceeds 104 F (40 C).
SAVE THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS
Note to CATV System Installer This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installers attention to Articles 820.93 and 820.100 of the
National Electric Code, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the Coaxial cable shield shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

FCC STATEMENTS
FCC Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by ARRIS for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

FCC RADIATION EXPOSURE STATEMENT


This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. To comply with the FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, the separation distance between the antenna and any persons body (including hands, wrists, feet and ankles) must be at least 20 cm (8
inches).
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except those already approved in this filing.
The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to
match the intended destinations. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.

INDUSTRY CANADA (IC) STATEMENT


This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause interference, and
This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
In Canada, RLAN devices are restricted from using the 5600-5650 MHz frequency band.
CAUTION: To reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems, use of the 5150-5250 MHz frequency band is
restricted to indoor use only.

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High power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz frequency bands. These radars
could cause interference and/or damage to License ExemptLocal Area Network (LE-LAN) devices.
IC RADIATION EXPOSURE STATEMENT
IMPORTANT NOTE: This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be
installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body.
AVIS D'INDUSTRIE CANADA (IC)
Cet appareil est conforme la rglementation RSS-210 d'Industrie Canada. Son utilisation est assujettie aux deux conditions suivantes :
Cet appareil ne doit pas causer d'interfrences et
Cet appareil doit accepter toute interfrence reue, y compris les interfrences causant un fonctionnement non dsir.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
Au Canada, les appareils de rseau local sans fil ne sont pas autoriss utiliser les bandes de frquence 5600-5650 MHz.
AVERTISSEMENT: afin de rduire les risques de brouillage prjudiciable aux systmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les mmes canaux, les dispositifs
fonctionnant dans la bande 5150-5250 MHz sont rservs uniquement pour une utilisation l'intrieur
Les radars haute puissance sont dfinis en tant qu'utilisateurs principaux (c.--d. prioritaires) des bandes de frquences 5250-5350 MHz et 5650-5850
MHz. Ces radars peuvent causer de l'interfrence ou des dommages susceptibles de nuire aux appareils exempts de licencerseau local (LAN-EL).

DCLARATION DE IC SUR L'EXPOSITION AUX RAYONNEMENTS


NOTE IMPORTANTE : cet quipement est conforme aux limites d'exposition aux rayonnements tablies par IC pour un environnement non contrl. Cet
quipement doit tre install et utilis de manire maintenir une distance d'au moins 20 cm entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps.

WIRELESS LAN INFORMATION


This device is a wireless network product that uses Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
radio technologies. The device is designed to be interoperable with any other wireless DSSS and OFDMA products that comply with:
The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision B, Revision G, and Revision N), as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical Electronics
Engineers
The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) certification as defined by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA).

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF WIRELESS DEVICES


In some situations or environments, the use of wireless devices may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the
organization. For example, using wireless equipment in any environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or
identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the applicable policy for the use of wireless equipment in a specific organization or environment, you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the device prior to turning on the equipment.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included with this
product, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than specified by the manufacturer. Correction of the interference
caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution, or attachment is the responsibility of the user.
The manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations that may arise from
failing to comply with these guidelines.
Note: The use of the 5150-5250 MHz frequency band is restricted to Indoor Use Only.

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SECURITY WARNING: This device allows you to create a wireless network. Wireless network connections may be accessible by unauthorized users. For
more information on how to protect your network, see the Change the Default User Name and Password for instructions or visit the ARRIS Support
website: www.arrisi.com/consumer.

CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT BY RECYCLING


When you see this symbol on a ARRIS product, do not dispose of the product with residential or commercial waste.
Recycling your ARRIS Equipment
Please do not dispose of this product with your residential or commercial waste. Some countries or regions, such as the
European Union, have set up systems to collect and recycle electrical and electronic waste items. Contact your local authorities
for information about practices established for your region.

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Contents
Safety and Regulatory Information ..................................................................................................................... i
Getting Started .................................................................................................................................................... 1
In The Box ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1
Additional Items You May Need (Not Included)................................................................................................................................... 2
System Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Contact Information ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 2
Product Overview ................................................................................................................................................ 3
Front Panel .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
Rear Panel ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Gateway Label ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Installing the Gateway ........................................................................................................................................ 7
Connect the SBG6700-AC to Your Computer........................................................................................................................................ 7
Establish an Internet Connection ............................................................................................................................................................... 8
Setting Up a Wireless Network Connection ....................................................................................................... 9
Launch the SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard ......................................................................................................................................... 9
Set Up a Wireless Network Using Your Computer ............................................................................................................................. 14
Quick Connect Using the Windows Taskbar ............................................................................................................................... 14
Connect Using the Windows Control Panel ................................................................................................................................ 17
Use the SBG6700-AC WPS Pairing Button ............................................................................................................................................ 19
Test Your Wireless Network Connection ............................................................................................................................................... 20
Managing Your Gateway and Connected Networks ....................................................................................... 21
Start the Gateway Web Manager ............................................................................................................................................................. 21
Gateway Web Manager Menu Options ......................................................................................................................................... 22
Get Help ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 24
Overview Help ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
Help Links ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25
Field Level Help ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
View the Gateway Product Information ................................................................................................................................................ 26
View the Gateway Status ............................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Back Up Your Gateway Configuration .................................................................................................................................................... 27
Restore Your Gateway Settings ................................................................................................................................................................ 28
Reset Your Gateway Settings ..................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Exit the SBG6700-AC Web Manager........................................................................................................................................................ 30
Protecting & Monitoring Your Wireless Network ............................................................................................ 31
Prevent Unauthorized Access.................................................................................................................................................................... 31
Change the Default User Name and Password ................................................................................................................................... 31

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Set Up Firewall Protection .......................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Set Up Parental Controls ............................................................................................................................................................................. 34
Set Up Port Triggers ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Set Up Port Forwarding................................................................................................................................................................................ 37
Set Up the DMZ Host .................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Store Remote Firewall Logs ........................................................................................................................................................................ 39
Creating Wi-Fi Networks ................................................................................................................................... 41
Set Up Your Wireless Primary Network .................................................................................................................................................. 41
Enable or Disable WPS on Your Wireless Network ................................................................................................................... 43
Set Up a Wireless Guest Network ............................................................................................................................................................. 44
Change Your Wireless Network Name (SSID) ...................................................................................................................................... 46
Change the Wireless Channel.................................................................................................................................................................... 48
Troubleshooting Tips ........................................................................................................................................ 50
Solutions ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50
Front Panel LED Icons and Error Conditions ........................................................................................................................................ 51
Gateway Configuration Screen Definitions ..................................................................................................... 52
Basic Screens .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
Setup .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
DHCP .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53
DDNS .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55
Backup and Restore .............................................................................................................................................................................. 56
Advanced Screens .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 57
Options ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57
IP Filtering................................................................................................................................................................................................. 59
MAC Filtering........................................................................................................................................................................................... 60
Port Filtering ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 61
Port Triggers ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 62
Port Forwarding ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 63
DMZ Host .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 65
Firewall Screens............................................................................................................................................................................................... 66
Protection Level ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 66
Parental Control ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 68
Local Log ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 70
Remote Log .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 71
Warranty Information ....................................................................................................................................... 73

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Tables
Table 1: SBG6700-AC Package Contents ................................................................................................................................................. 1
Table 2: SBG6700-AC Front Panel LED Icons.......................................................................................................................................... 3
Table 3: SBG6700-AC Rear Panel Ports & Connectors ........................................................................................................................ 5
Table 4: SBG6700-AC Web Manager Main Menu Options .............................................................................................................. 23
Table 5: Troubleshooting Solutions ........................................................................................................................................................ 50
Table 6: Front Panel LED Icons and Error Conditions ....................................................................................................................... 51
Table 7: Basic Setup Screen-Field Descriptions .................................................................................................................................. 53
Table 8: Basic DHCP Screen-Field Descriptions .................................................................................................................................. 54
Table 9: Basic DDNS Screen-Field Descriptions .................................................................................................................................. 55
Table 10: Basic Backup & Restore -Field Descriptions ...................................................................................................................... 56
Table 11: Advanced Options-Field Descriptions ................................................................................................................................ 58
Table 12: Advanced IP Filtering -Field Descriptions ......................................................................................................................... 59
Table 13: Advanced MAC Filtering -Field Descriptions ................................................................................................................... 60
Table 14: Advanced Port Filtering -Field Descriptions ..................................................................................................................... 61
Table 15: Advanced Port Triggers -Field Descriptions ..................................................................................................................... 62
Table 16: Advanced Port Forwarding-Field Descriptions ............................................................................................................... 64
Table 17: Advanced DMZ Host-Field Descriptions ............................................................................................................................ 65
Table 18: Firewall Protection Level -Field Descriptions ................................................................................................................... 67
Table 19: Firewall Parental Control-Set Time Zone-Field Descriptions ..................................................................................... 68
Table 20: Firewall Parental Control -Field Descriptions ................................................................................................................... 69
Table 21: Firewall Local Log -Field Descriptions ................................................................................................................................ 70
Table 22: Firewall Remote Log -Field Descriptions ........................................................................................................................... 72

Figures
Figure 1 SBG6700-AC Front View ........................................................................................................................................................... 3
Figure 2 SBG6700-AC Rear View ............................................................................................................................................................. 5
Figure 3 Sample SBG6700-AC Gateway Label ................................................................................................................................... 6
Figure 4 SBG6700-AC Connection Diagram ....................................................................................................................................... 7
Figure 5 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard Opening Screen ........................................................................................................ 10
Figure 6 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard Welcome Screen ....................................................................................................... 10
Figure 7 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 2 of 6 Screen .................................................................................................... 11
Figure 8 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 3 of 6 Screen .................................................................................................... 12
Figure 9 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 4 of 6 Screen .................................................................................................... 12
Figure 10 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 5 of 6 Screen ................................................................................................. 13
Figure 11 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Saving Settings Screen........................................................................................ 13
Figure 12 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 6 of 6 Screen ................................................................................................. 14

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Figure 13 Windows Taskbar Icons ........................................................................................................................................................ 14
Figure 14 Sample Available Wireless Networks Screen ............................................................................................................... 15
Figure 15 Network Connection Window ............................................................................................................................................ 16
Figure 16 Network Connection-Create Network Password Window ...................................................................................... 16
Figure 17 Control Panel-Network and Sharing Center Window .............................................................................................. 17
Figure 18 Manually Connect to a Wireless Network Window ................................................................................................... 18
Figure 19 Manually Connect to a Wireless Network Window ................................................................................................... 18
Figure 20 SBG6700-AC Main Screen .................................................................................................................................................... 22
Figure 21 SBG6700-AC Web Manager Main Menu Buttons ....................................................................................................... 22
Figure 22 SBG6700-AC Web Manager Main Menu Links ............................................................................................................. 23
Figure 23 Help Overview Screen ........................................................................................................................................................... 24
Figure 24 Help Links Screen.................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Figure 25 SBG6700-AC Status Product Information Screen ................................................................................................... 26
Figure 26 SBG6700-AC Status Connection Screen......................................................................................................................... 27
Figure 27 SBG6700-AC Backup and Restore Screen ...................................................................................................................... 28
Figure 28 Restore Factory Defaults Screen ....................................................................................................................................... 29
Figure 29 Change User Name Screen.................................................................................................................................................. 32
Figure 30 Change User Password Screen .......................................................................................................................................... 32
Figure 31 Firewall Protection Level Screen....................................................................................................................................... 33
Figure 32 Parental Control-Change Time Zone Screen ............................................................................................................... 34
Figure 33 Firewall Parental Control Screen....................................................................................................................................... 35
Figure 34 Advanced Port Triggers Screen ......................................................................................................................................... 36
Figure 35 Create Port Triggers Screen ................................................................................................................................................ 36
Figure 36 Advanced Port Forwarding Screen .................................................................................................................................. 37
Figure 37 Commonly Used Forwarded Ports List ........................................................................................................................... 38
Figure 38 Advanced DMZ Host Screen............................................................................................................................................... 39
Figure 39 Firewall Remote Log Screen ............................................................................................................................................... 40
Figure 40 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wireless Primary Network Screens ................................................................................................. 42
Figure 41 WPS Setup Screen................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Figure 42 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wireless Guest Network Screens ..................................................................................................... 45
Figure 43 Change Your 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Network Name (SSID) and Password Screens ................................................ 47
Figure 44 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wireless 802.11 Radio Screens ......................................................................................................... 48
Figure 45 Basic Setup Screen ................................................................................................................................................................. 52
Figure 46 Basic DHCP Screen ................................................................................................................................................................. 54
Figure 47 Basic DDNS Screen ................................................................................................................................................................. 55
Figure 48 Basic Backup & Restore Screen .......................................................................................................................................... 56
Figure 49 Advanced Options Screen ................................................................................................................................................... 57
Figure 50 Advanced IP Filtering Screen ............................................................................................................................................. 59
Figure 51 Advanced MAC Filtering Screen ....................................................................................................................................... 60
Figure 52 Advanced Port Filtering Screen......................................................................................................................................... 61

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Figure 53 Advanced Create Port Triggers Screen .......................................................................................................................... 62
Figure 54 Advanced Port Triggers Screen ......................................................................................................................................... 62
Figure 55 Commonly Used Port Forwarding Port Numbers List .............................................................................................. 63
Figure 56 Advanced Port Forwarding Screen .................................................................................................................................. 64
Figure 57 Advanced DMZ Host Screen............................................................................................................................................... 65
Figure 58 Firewall Protection Level Screen....................................................................................................................................... 67
Figure 59 Firewall Parental Control-Set Time Zone Screen ........................................................................................................ 68
Figure 60 Firewall Parental Control Screen....................................................................................................................................... 69
Figure 61 Firewall Local Log Screen .................................................................................................................................................... 70
Figure 62 Firewall Remote Log Screen ............................................................................................................................................... 71

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Getting Started

Getting Started

The ARRIS Motorola SURFboard SBG6700-AC Wireless Cable Modem Gateway is an all in one wireless
DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and two-port Ethernet router device. It provides secure ultra high-speed
wired and wireless broadband connections for your computer and other wireless network devices on
your home or small business network. The SBG6700-AC also includes a Wi-Fi Pairing button option for
quick and easy connections for your wireless devices.
This guide provides instructions for installing and configuring the SBG6700-AC, setting up secure
wireless network connections, and managing your gateway and network configurations.

In The Box
Before installing the SBG6700-AC, check that the following items are also included in the box. If any
items are missing, please call ARRIS Technical Support at 1-877-466-8646 for assistance.
Table 1: SBG6700-AC Package Contents
Item

Description

SBG6700-AC Wireless
Cable Modem Gateway

High-speed DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, wireless


access point, and 2-port Ethernet router

Power Supply

Power adapter and cord for an electrical wall


outlet connection

Ethernet Cable

Standard Category 5 (CAT5) or higher network


cable

Software License &


Regulatory Card

Safety and regulatory information, software


license, and warranty for the gateway

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Item

Description

SBG6700-AC Quick Start


Guide

Provides basic information for installing the


gateway and setting up a secure wireless
connection on your home network.

Additional Items You May Need


Coaxial (coax) cable, if one is not already connected to a cable wall outlet
RF splitter (for additional coaxial cable connections, such as a set-top box or Smart TV)

System Requirements
High-speed Internet access account
Web browser access Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
Compatible operating systems:
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Vista SP2 or later
Windows XP SP3
Note: Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. The SBG6700-AC should still function without any
problems.
Mac 10.4 or higher
UNIX
Linux

Contact Information
For technical support and additional ARRIS product information:

Visit the ARRIS Support website: www.arrisi.com/consumer


Call ARRIS Technical Support: 1-877-466-8646

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Product Overview

2
Front Panel

Figure 1 SBG6700-AC Front View


Table 2: SBG6700-AC Front Panel LED Icons
LED Icon

Blinking

On (Solid)

Not applicable no LED on


button.

Not applicable no LED on button.

Note: The Wireless LED will blink


Amber to indicate the WPS
Pairing process is in progress.
Not applicable icon does not
blink.

Green: Power is properly connected.

Scanning for a downstream


(receive) channel connection.

Green: Non-bonded downstream channel


is connected.
Blue*: High-speed Internet connection
with bonded downstream channels.

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LED Icon

Blinking

On (Solid)

Scanning for an upstream (send)


channel connection.

Green: Non-bonded upstream channel is


connected.
Blue*: High-speed Internet connection
with bonded upstream channels.

Scanning for an Internet


connection.

Green: Startup process completed.

Green: Wi-Fi enabled with


encrypted wireless data activity.

Green: Any of the following applies:

Amber: WPS Pairing process is


underway between the
SBG6700-AC and a WPS-enabled
wireless device.

2.4 GHz wireless connection is made


between the SBG6700-AC and another
Wi-Fi enabled device on your home
network; for example, Wi-Fi telephone,
tablet, or laptop.
The WPS Pairing process between the
SBG6700-AC and WPS-enabled wireless
device was successful.
The WPS Pairing process either failed or
did not complete after two minutes.

Green: Wi-Fi enabled with


encrypted wireless data activity.
Amber: WPS Pairing process is
underway between the
SBG6700-AC and a WPS-enabled
wireless device.

Green: Any of the following applies:


5 GHz wireless connection is made
between the SBG6700-AC and another
Wi-Fi enabled device on your home
network; for example, Wi-Fi telephone,
tablet, or laptop.
The WPS Pairing process between the
SBG6700-AC and WPS-enabled wireless
device was successful.
The WPS Pairing process either failed or
did not complete after two minutes.

*Indicates DOCSIS 3.0 operation (high-speed Internet access) which may not be available in all
locations. Check with your service provider for availability in your area.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)


Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a wireless network setup option that provides a quick and easy solution
for setting up a secure wireless network connection for any WPS-enabled wireless device; such as a
computer, tablet, gaming device, or printer. WPS automatically configures your wireless network
connections and sets up wireless security. See Use the SBG6700-AC WPS Pairing Button for more
information.

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Rear Panel

Figure 2 SBG6700-AC Rear View


Table 3: SBG6700-AC Rear Panel Ports & Connectors
Port Name
1

Description
Two one-gigabit Ethernet ports for RJ-45 cable connections:
Green - LED is ON - Indicates a device connection is detected
Green - LED is Blinking - Indicates data traffic is in progress
Amber - LED is ON Indicates 10/100 Base-T connection(s)
Amber - LED is OFF Indicates GigE connection(s)

Reset button

Recessed button can be used to reboot the gateway or reset the gateway settings.
To reboot (or restart) the gateway, press the indented Reset button once using
the end of a paper clip or other small object with a narrow tip, and then release.
To reset the gateway configuration back to the factory default settings, press
and hold the indented Reset button for 15 seconds using the end of a paper clip
or other small object with a narrow tip, and then release. See Reset Your
Gateway Settings for more information on an alternative method to reset the
gateway settings using the SBG6700-AC Web Manager.
WARNING! Reset will also delete any custom gateway configurations, including
your user passwords and other security settings. You should back up the
gateway configuration files before resetting the gateway. See Back Up Your
Gateway Configuration for more information.

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Port Name

Description

Coaxial cable connector

100 - 240VAC Power connector

WARNING! To avoid any damage to your SBG6700-AC Gateway, only


use the power adapter and cord provided in the box.

Gateway Label

Figure 3 Sample SBG6700-AC Gateway Label


The gateway label is located on the bottom of the SBG6700-AC. It contains specific gateway ID
information that you may need when contacting your service provider or ARRIS Technical Support.
To receive Internet service, you will have to contact your service provider for assistance. You may need
to provide the following information listed on the gateway label:
Gateway model name (SBG6700-AC)
Gateway MAC address (HFC MAC ID)
Gateway serial number (S/N)

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Installing the Gateway

This product is for indoor use only. Do not route the Ethernet cable(s) outside
of the building. Exposure of the cables to lightning could create a safety
hazard and damage the product.

Connect the SBG6700-AC to Your Computer


Before installing the SBG6700-AC:

Check with your service provider to ensure broadband cable service is available in your area.
To set up a wireless network, you will need a high-speed Internet connection provided by an
Internet service provider.
Note: When contacting your service provider, you may need your gateway information listed on the
gateway label located on the bottom of your SBG6700-AC (see Gateway Label).

Choose a location in your home where your computer and gateway are preferably near existing
cable and electrical wall outlets.
For the best Wi-Fi coverage, a central location in your home or building is recommended.

Note: The following installation procedure covers the wired Ethernet connection process so that you can
confirm that the SBG6700-AC was properly installed and can connect to the Internet.

Figure 4 SBG6700-AC Connection Diagram

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1. Check that a coaxial cable is already connected to a cable wall outlet or RF splitter (optional).
2. Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the Cable connector on the SBG6700-AC.
Use your hand to tighten the connectors to avoid damaging them.
3. Connect the Ethernet cable to an available Ethernet port on the SBG6700-AC.
4. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your computer.
Optional: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for an additional computer or other network device that you want
to install as a wired connection on your home network.
5. Connect the power cord to the Power port on the SBG6700-AC.
6. Plug the other end of the power cord into an electrical wall outlet.
Note: This automatically powers ON the SBG6700-AC.

Establish an Internet Connection


Although your computer may already be configured to automatically access the Internet, you should
still perform the following gateway connectivity test to verify that the devices were connected properly.
1. Power ON the computer connected to the SBG6700-AC if it is turned off, and then log in.
2. Contact your service provider to activate (provision) the SBG6700-AC. You may have to provide the
HFC MAC ID listed on the gateway label.
Note: Your service provider may allow for automatic activation which will automatically launch its own
special website when you open a web browser.
3. After the SBG6700-AC is activated, open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox,
or Safari) on your computer.
If the special website did not open, continue with step 4. If it did open, proceed to step 5.
4. Type a valid URL (www.arrisi.com) in the address bar and then click or press Enter.
The ARRIS website should open. If it did not open, please contact your service provider for
assistance.
5. Check that the Power, Receive, Send, and Online front panel LEDs on the SBG6700-AC light up in
sequential order. See Front Panel for additional LED status information.
If all four LEDs did not light up solid and you also do not have an Internet connection, you may
have to contact your service provider to reactivate the SBG6700-AC or check for signal issues.
If you still cannot connect to the Internet, your SBG6700-AC may be defective. Please call ARRIS
Technical Support at 1-877-466-8646 for assistance.

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Setting Up a Wireless Network


Connection

It is highly recommended that you first verify that your computer can connect to the Internet using an
Ethernet connection before configuring your wireless network.
You must already have access to an Internet service in your home before setting up a wireless network
connection. Also, make sure your computer and the SBG6700-AC are connected through an Ethernet
connection.
Choose one of the following options to set up your wireless network connection:

Launch the SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard


Set Up a Wireless Network Using Your Computer
Use the SBG6700-AC WPS Pairing Button

After setting up your wireless network connection, check that your wireless network connection was set
up properly. See Test Your Wireless Network Connection for more information.

Launch the SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard


The SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard is a six-step application to help you quickly configure the default
wireless network settings on your SBG6700-AC. It configures your wireless network name (SSID), Wi-Fi
Security key (network password), and Wi-Fi Security code.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The quick start wizard uses the default settings already configured for your SBG6700-AC
to help you quickly set up your wireless home network. However, the wizard will only let you change the
wireless network name (SSID) and Wi-Fi Security key (network password). After completing the wizard and
getting your SBG6700-AC connected to the Internet, you will be able to make additional network
configuration changes to further customize your wireless home network and connect your wireless devices.
See Creating Wi-Fi Networks for more information.
1. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) on the computer
connected to the SBG6700-AC.
2. Type the default LAN IP address, http://192.168.0.1, in the Address bar and then press
Enter. The gateway Login screen displays.
3. Type the default username and password. Both entries are case-sensitive.
Username: admin
Password: password
4. Click Login to open the SBG6700-AC Web Manager. The Launch Quick Start Wizard screen displays
(see Figure 5).
Note: If the default user name and password are not working, your service provider may have to set up
alternate login credentials. Please contact your service provider or ARRIS Technical Support for
assistance.
5. Click Launch Quick Start Wizard to start the wizard. The Welcome screen displays (see Figure 6).

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Figure 5 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard Opening Screen


Note: The ARRIS logo shown here and on other screenshots throughout this user guide represents the
company logo for the manufacturer of the SURFboard SBG6700-AC Wireless Cable Modem Gateway.

Figure 6 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard Welcome Screen

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6. Click Next to open the Wi-Fi Network Name & Passphrase screen.

Figure 7 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 2 of 6 Screen


7. Do one of the following to set up your wireless network name in the Network Name (SSID) field:

Keep the default network name or SSID (listed on the SBG6700-AC Gateway label).

Enter a name of your choice for your wireless network. Your new network name must contain
from one to 32 alphanumeric characters.

Note: You have the option to customize your wireless network name (SSID) after completing the initial
wireless network connection. However, you must use the default SSID listed on the gateway label for the
initial gateway installation. See Change Your Wireless Network Name (SSID) for more information.
8. Do one of the following to set up your wireless network password in the Passphrase / Wi-Fi
Security Key field:

Keep the default passphrase or Wi-Fi Security key (listed on the SBG6700-AC Gateway label).

Enter a password of your choice for your wireless network password.

The passphrase or Wi-Fi Security key is the sign-on access code for your wireless network. The
access code must contain from eight to 64 characters consisting of any combination of letters,
numbers, and symbols.
Note: We highly recommend that you change the default Wi-Fi Security Key to a more secure wireless
password to protect your wireless network from unauthorized access. See Prevent Unauthorized Access
for more information.
9. Click Next to open the 2.4GHz & 5GHz Networks screen (see Figure 8).
This screen shows the two Wi-Fi frequency bands available on the SBG6700-AC, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
The wizard configures the default 2.4 GHz default frequency band. See Change the Wireless
Channel to change the Wi-Fi frequency.
Note: The 2.4 GHz frequency range is recommended for backward compatibility purposes because older
wireless devices cannot connect to 5 GHz frequencies.

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Figure 8 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 3 of 6 Screen


10. Click Next to open the Security Configuration screen.

Figure 9 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 4 of 6 Screen


The wizard configures WPA2-PSK as the default wireless security code. See Set Up Your Wireless
Primary Network to change the wireless security code for your wireless home network.
11. Click Next to open the Review Settings screen and confirm your wireless network settings (see
Figure 10).

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Figure 10 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 5 of 6 Screen


12. Click Apply to accept the wireless network settings and open the Saving Settings screen or click
Previous to go back and change your wireless network name and/or password.

Figure 11 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Saving Settings Screen


Wait for your wireless network settings to be saved. When it is complete, the Settings Applied
screen will open.

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Figure 12 SBG6700-AC Quick Start Wizard-Step 6 of 6 Screen


13. Click Exit on the Settings Applied screen.
Note: You can click Print for a printout of your wireless network settings for later use for logging onto
your wireless network or changing your wireless network settings.

Set Up a Wireless Network Using Your Computer


Use one of the following options to create your wireless network:

Quick Connect Using the Windows Taskbar


Connect Using the Windows Control Panel

Note: The steps for setting up a wireless network may differ slightly depending on the Windows operating
system running on your computer. The steps used here apply to Windows 7.

Quick Connect Using the Windows Taskbar


1. From the Windows taskbar, click the Wireless Link icon to open the list of available wireless
networks (see Figure 14).
If the icon is not visible, left-click the Show hidden icons button (see figure below).

Figure 13 Windows Taskbar Icons

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Figure 14 Sample Available Wireless Networks Screen


2. Locate and left-click on the SBG6700-AC wireless network name or SSID (for example, SBG6700AC#####) for your SBG6700-AC from the list of available wireless networks.
The default SSID is located on the gateway label on the bottom of your SBG6700-AC.
Note: You have the option to customize your wireless network name or SSID after completing your initial
wireless network connection. However, you must use the default SSID listed on the gateway label for the
initial gateway installation. See Change Your Wireless Network Name (SSID) for more information.
3. Select Connect automatically to set up your wireless devices for automatic connections to your
home network upon log on and then click Connect to open the Connect to a Network window (see
Figure 15).
4. Enter a wireless network security code or passphrase for your wireless network password in the
Security key field.
You can use the Wi-Fi Security Key code listed on the SBG6700-AC gateway label or create your
own personal password.
Note: Remember to use a unique combination of letters, numbers, and characters to create a more
secure password. See Prevent Unauthorized Access for more information.

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Figure 15 Network Connection Window


5. Select Hide characters and then click OK to encrypt your network Security key or network password.

Figure 16 Network Connection-Create Network Password Window

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Connect Using the Windows Control Panel


1. From the Windows taskbar, click Start button and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Network and Sharing Center to open the Network and Sharing Center window.

Figure 17 Control Panel-Network and Sharing Center Window


3. Click Manage wireless networks under Control Panel Home to open the Manage Wireless Networks window.
4. Click Add to open the Manually Connect to a Wireless Network window.

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Figure 18 Manually Connect to a Wireless Network Window


5. Click Manually create a network profile to open another Manually Connect to a Wireless Network window.

Figure 19 Manually Connect to a Wireless Network Window

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6. Enter your configured wireless network name or SSID (SBG6700AC-#####) for your SBG6700-AC in
the Network name field.
The SSID name is located on the gateway label on the bottom of your SBG6700-AC.
Note: You have the option to customize your wireless network name or SSID after completing your initial
wireless network connection. However, you must use the default SSID listed on the gateway label for the
initial gateway installation. See Change Your Wireless Network Name (SSID) for more information.
7. Select the wireless Security level for your wireless network from the Security type drop-down list.
Note: Select WPA2-Personal which is the highest security level. This is also the default security level for
the SBG6700-AC.
8. Select the password encryption type from the Encryption type drop-down list. This is used for securing
your wireless network.
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
AES Advanced Encryption Standard (recommended). AES is the default encryption type for the
SBG6700-AC.
9. Enter a Security code or passphrase for your wireless network password in the Security Key field.
You can use the WI-FI SECURITY KEY listed on the SBG6700-AC gateway label or create your own
personal password.
Note: Remember to use a unique combination of letters, numbers, and characters to create a more
secure password. See Prevent Unauthorized Access for more information.
10. Select Hide characters to prevent your Security Key or password from displaying in the field.
11. Select Start this connection automatically so that your wireless devices will automatically connect to your
wireless network upon login.
12. Click Next to complete the wireless network setup.
The Successfully added <Network name> message for your new wireless network should appear.
13. Click Close to exit.

Use the SBG6700-AC WPS Pairing Button


Use the WPS Pairing button option to connect your WPS-enabled wireless devices. WPS automatically
assigns a random wireless network name (SSID) and Wi-Fi Security Key to the
SBG6700-AC and other WPS-enabled devices to connect to your wireless home network.
Note: To use the WPS Pairing button option, your computer hardware must support WPS and also have WPA
security compatibility.
1. Power ON your gateway and other WPS-enabled devices that you want to connect to your wireless
network.
2. Press and hold the WPS button located on the top of the SBG6700-AC for five to 10 seconds and
then release (see Front Panel for the SBG6700-AC front view).
3. If applicable, press the WPS button on your WPS-enabled computer or other WPS device.
4. Repeat step 3 for each additional WPS-enabled device that you want to connect to your wireless
network.

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Test Your Wireless Network Connection


Perform the following connectivity test to check that the SBG6700-AC and other wireless devices are
connected to your wireless home network:
1. If the wireless devices connected to the wireless network, disconnect the Ethernet cable from your
computer and the SBG6700-AC.
2. Open a web browser on your computer.
3. Type a valid URL (www.arrisi.com) in the address bar, and then click or press Enter.
If the website did not open, please contact your service provider or call ARRIS Technical Support at
1-877-466-8646 for assistance.

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Managing Your Gateway and


Connected Networks

Use the SBG6700-AC Web Manager to view and monitor the configuration settings and operational
status of your gateway. You can also configure your network connections and wireless security settings.
See Protecting & Monitoring Your Wireless Network for more information.
Note: If you did not purchase your gateway from a retail store, you may notice a few blocked configuration
settings in the SBG6700-AC Web Manager that cannot be modified. This may be due to some restrictions set
up by your service provider to prevent unauthorized changes to certain configuration parameters.

Start the Gateway Web Manager


Note: You must use the default user name and password (listed below) to log in to the SBG6700-AC Web
Manager for the first time. For network security purposes, we highly recommend that you change the
gateway default user name and password after logging onto the SBG6700-AC for the first time. See Change
the Default User Name and Password for more information.
1. Open any web browser on the computer connected to the SBG6700-AC.
2. In the Address bar, type http://192.168.0.1 for the Gateway Web Manager IP address, and
then press Enter. The gateway Login screen displays.
3. Type the default user name and password. Both entries are case-sensitive.
Username: admin
Password: password
4. Click Login to open the SBG6700-AC Web Manager. The SBG6700-AC Main Screen displays (see
Figure 20).
Note: If the default user name and password are not working, your service provider may have to set up
alternate login credentials. Please contact your service provider or ARRIS Technical Support for
assistance.

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Figure 20 SBG6700-AC Main Screen

Gateway Web Manager Menu Options


Main Menu Buttons
The SBG6700-AC main menu buttons are displayed along the top of the SBG6700-AC Web Manager
screen. To display the drop-down submenu options, click the menu button.

Figure 21 SBG6700-AC Web Manager Main Menu Buttons


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Main Menu Links


The SBG6700-AC main menu and related submenu option links are also displayed along the bottom of
the SBG6700-AC Web Manager screen. To open a submenu option, click the link.

Figure 22 SBG6700-AC Web Manager Main Menu Links


Table 4: SBG6700-AC Web Manager Main Menu Options
Menu Option

Function

Home

Displays the Quick Start Wizard main screen

Status

Provides information about the gateway hardware and software,


MAC address, gateway IP address, serial number, and related
information.
Additional screens provide diagnostic tools and also allow you to
change your gateway user name and password.

Basic

Configures the gateway IP-related configuration data, including


Network Configuration, WAN Connection Type, DHCP, and DDNS

Advanced

Controls Internet protocols which configure and monitor how the


gateway routes IP traffic on the SBG6700-AC

Wireless

Configures and monitors the gateway wireless networking features

Firewall

Configures and monitors the gateway firewall

Help

Provides general information to help you set up your home


network

Logout

Closes the SBG6700-AC Web Manager

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Get Help
You can choose any of the following three options to obtain help information for any SBG6700-AC Web
Manager function. General help information is available for any SBG6700-AC menu option when you
click the Help button on that page.

Overview Help
Help Links
Field Level Help

Overview Help
General help information is available when you click Help, Overview on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.

Figure 23 Help Overview Screen

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Help Links
Provides a concise list of your gateway configuration settings with applicable links for easy access when
you click Help, About on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu. The link opens the related configuration screen.

Figure 24 Help Links Screen

Field Level Help


More specific help information is available throughout the web manager for field level help when you
click Help located to the right of the applicable field (see sample screenshot below).

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View the Gateway Product Information


The Status Product Information screen displays general product information, including the software (or
firmware) version and the current network connection status of the gateway.
To open the Status Product Information page:
1. Click Status on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.
2. Click Product Information from the Status submenu options.
3. Click the Refresh button (F5) in your web browser to reload the information on the screen.

Figure 25 SBG6700-AC Status Product Information Screen

View the Gateway Status


The Status Connection screen displays information about the RF upstream and downstream channels,
including downstream channel frequency, upstream channel ID, and upstream and downstream signal
power and modulation.
This screen also displays IP lease information including the current IP address of the cable modem, the
duration of both leases, the expiration time of both leases, and the current system time from the
DOCSIS time server.
To open the Status Connection screen:
1. Click Status on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.
2. Click Connection from the Status submenu options.

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Figure 26 SBG6700-AC Status Connection Screen

Back Up Your Gateway Configuration


You can save a backup copy of the current gateway configuration settings to your local computer. You
can use the backup file to restore your custom gateway settings in the event that you made changes
that you no longer want.

We highly recommend that you perform the gateway configuration backup


using the SBG6700-AC default login username and password.

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To create a back up copy of your gateway settings:
1. Click Basic on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.
2. Click Backup and Restore from the Basic submenu options.

Figure 27 SBG6700-AC Backup and Restore Screen


3. Click Backup and then click OK at the Select Save when prompted message.

4. Click Save to create a backup file of your SBG6700-AC configuration. A download is complete
message will display.
Note: GatewaySettings.bin is the default file name for your backup configuration file.
5. Click Open or Open folder to open the configuration file or click View downloads to display a list of your
configuration files in the Downloads folder on your computer.

Restore Your Gateway Settings


WARNING! This action will delete your current gateway configuration settings and
allow you to restore a previously saved gateway configuration.
Note: After the configuration settings are restored, the gateway will automatically reboot and you will have
to log on using the default username (admin) and password (password).
1. Click Basic on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.
1. Click Backup and Restore from the Basic submenu options.
2. Click Browse to search for a previously saved gateway configuration file from the Downloads folder
on your computer.
3. Click Restore. The gateway will automatically reboot.

Reset Your Gateway Settings


At any time, you can reset the SBG6700-AC gateway configuration settings and your user name and
password back to the default factory settings. There are two methods available for resetting the
gateway configuration settings on the SBG6700-AC:

Using the SBG6700-AC Reset button, see Reset button


Using the SBG6700-AC Web Manager (see next page)

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WARNING! This process also deletes any custom gateway configurations you may
have already created. We recommend that you create a backup copy of your gateway
configuration before resetting the gateway. See Back Up Your Gateway Configuration
for more information.
From the SBG6700-AC Web Manager, do the following to open the Status Security screen:
1. Click Status on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.
2. Click Security from the Status submenu options.

Figure 28 Restore Factory Defaults Screen


3. Select Yes under Restore Factory Defaults.
4. Click Apply to reset the default username and password, and restore the original gateway
configuration.
The message, This action will restore factory default settings. Please reboot the modem for
new settings to take effect, displays.
5. Click OK.
6. Click Status on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.
7. Click Configuration from the Status submenu options to display the Status Configuration screen.
8. Click Reboot.
9. Log back in using the default username and password.
Username: admin
Password: password

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Exit the SBG6700-AC Web Manager


To log out and close the SBG6700-AC Web Manager:

Click Logout located in the upper right corner of the screen above the SBG6700-AC Main Menu.

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Protecting & Monitoring Your


Wireless Network

After you have successfully connected the SBG6700-AC gateway and your wireless devices, you should
configure the gateway to protect your wireless network from unwanted and unauthorized access by
any wireless devices within range of your wireless network. Although security for the SBG6700-AC
gateway is already configured, you can use the SBG6700-AC Configuration Manager to tailor the level of
security and access that you want to allow on your network.

Prevent Unauthorized Access


To prevent unauthorized access and configuration to your wireless network, we
highly recommend that you immediately change the default user name and password
after connecting to the Internet and logging on to the SBG6700-AC for the first time.
One of the most important recommendations for securing your wireless home network is to change the
default administrator password on your SBG6700-AC and other wireless devices as well. Default
passwords are commonly used and shared on the Internet.
To ensure that your wireless home network is secure, it is recommended that you follow these best
practices for user passwords:

Always create a secure password or pass phrase that is not easily guessed.
Use phrases instead of names so that it may be easier for you to remember.
Use a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
Continue to change your administrator password on a regular basis.

Note: If your service provider supplied the SBG6700-AC gateway, you may not have the necessary user
privileges to change the log in user name.

Change the Default User Name and Password


To change the default user name:
1. Log in to the SBG6700-AC from any web browser on the computer connected to the SBG6700-AC.
2. Type the Gateway Web Manager IP address, http://192.168.0.1, in the Address bar and
then press Enter. The gateway Login screen displays.
3. Type the default username and password as they appear below:
Username: admin
Password: password
4. Click Login to open the SBG6700-AC Web Manager. The SBG6700-AC Status Connection screen
displays.
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5. Click the Status menu button and then click Security to display the Status Security screen.
6. Confirm that Change Username is displayed in the drop-down selection box.
7. Complete each field entry, but note the following:
All fields (for example, Current Username & Current Password) are case-sensitive.
Note: For first time logons, the current username is admin and the current password is password.
Make sure No is selected under Restore Factory Defaults.

Figure 29 Change User Name Screen


8. Click Apply to update your user name.
9. Click Change Username drop-down arrow to display Change Password.

Figure 30 Change User Password Screen

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10. Complete each field entry, but note the following:
All fields are case-sensitive.
Username is your new user name, if you changed it.
Make sure No is selected for Restore Factory Defaults.
Find a secure place to write down and keep your new user name and password.
11. Click Apply to update your password.

Set Up Firewall Protection


You can set up firewall filters and firewall alert notifications on your wireless home network. You can
also block Java Applets, Cookies, ActiveX controls, popup windows, Proxies, and website access. See
Protection Level for more information.
To set the firewall protection level:
1. From any screen, click the Firewall-Protection Level menu link or click the Firewall menu button
on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu and then select Protection Level.

Figure 31 Firewall Protection Level Screen


2. Click the Firewall Protection Setting drop-down button to select the firewall protection level.
Possible values:
Off
Low
Medium
High

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Note: Selecting Off will disable firewall protection on your home network. Your computer(s) and other
Ethernet-enabled devices on your network will be at risk for possible attacks from viruses and hackers.
3. Select each Web filter that you want to set for the firewall and then click Apply.

Set Up Parental Controls


You can set up the following Parental Controls on your home network:

Allow or block access to specific Internet sites.


Allow or block access to specific MAC addresses.
Set time limitations for computer usage or Internet access
Note: Any Parental Control filters that do not include assigned ports, will apply to all ports. This also applies
to MAC addresses as well.
You can also link each user on your network to specified rules for login, time-access, and content
filtering. See Parental Control for more information.
To set Parental Controls:
1. From any screen, click the Firewall-Parental Control menu link or click the Firewall menu button
on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu and then select Parental Control.

Figure 32 Parental Control-Change Time Zone Screen


2. Click Current Time Zone drop-down button to select your time zone.
3. Select Yes or No to automatically adjust the time for Daylight Saving Time.
4. Click Create to continue setting up Parental Controls.

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Figure 33 Firewall Parental Control Screen


5. Enter a name for the user profile that you want to create in the Description field.
6. Enter the 12-digit (hexadecimal) MAC address of the device for which you are creating Parental
Controls in the MAC Address field.
7. Enter the web address of the Internet site that you want to block or access.
8. Enter the Starting port number of the in the Start Port field.
9. Enter the Ending port number of the in the End Port field.
10. Select TCP, UDP, or BOTH from the Internet Protocol drop-down list.
11. Select the days of the week that you want to allow the selected user to access the Internet.
12. Select the time range that you want to allow the selected user to access the Internet.
13. Select to Allow or Block Internet access for the time and days you set previously.
14. Select On or Off in the Enabled field to enable or disable this Parental Control restriction.
15. Click Apply, when done.

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Set Up Port Triggers


You can use Port Triggers to configure dynamic triggers to specific devices on the LAN. This allows
special applications that require specific port numbers with bi-directional traffic to function properly.
Applications such as video conferencing, voice, gaming, and some messaging program features may
require these special settings.
Note: If you enable the firewall and set up custom port triggers, then you must configure the firewall to allow
traffic through those custom ports. See Set Up Firewall Protection for more information.
To configure Port Triggers:
1. Click Advanced on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu bar.
2. Click Port Triggers from the Advanced submenu options.

Figure 34 Advanced Port Triggers Screen


3. Click Create Port Triggers button to open the Add Port Triggering Entry window.

Figure 35 Create Port Triggers Screen


4. Enter the starting port number for the port to be triggered in the Trigger Start Port field.
5. Enter the ending port number for the port to be triggered in the Trigger End Port field.
6. Enter the starting port number of the Port Trigger range in the Target Start Port field.
7. Enter the ending port number of the Port Trigger range in the Target End Port field.
8. Select TCP, UDP, or BOTH from the Internet Protocol drop-down list.
9. Enter a unique name in the Description field.
10. Select On to enable IP port triggers or Off to disable them.

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11. Click Apply to create your port triggers.
12. Repeat steps 3 thru 11 for each additional port trigger that you want to create.

Set Up Port Forwarding


You can use Port Forwarding to set up a computer or other network device on your home network
(LAN) to be accessible to computers or other remote network devices on the Internet. This allows you to
open specific ports behind the firewall on your LAN to set up dedicated connections between your
computer and other remote computers for online gaming or other online services. Some allowable
services are predefined under the Commonly Forwarded Ports. See Figure 37 for a list of commonly
used port numbers.
Note: It is recommended that you manually configure the TCP/IP settings listed below on the computer you
are setting up for remote access. Otherwise, remote access to your computer will not be available on the
Internet.
IP address

Subnet mask
Default gateway
DNS address (at least one)

To set up Port Forwarding:


1. Click Advanced on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu bar.
2. Click Port Forwarding from the Advanced submenu options.
Note: To map a port, you would enter the range of port numbers that you want forwarded locally and
the IP address for sending traffic to those ports. If you only want a single port specification, enter the
same port number in the start and end locations for that IP address.

Figure 36 Advanced Port Forwarding Screen


3. Do either of the following to set up the External IP Address:
Keep the IP Address set at 0.0.0.0 in the External IP Address field and then enter the port
number in the Start Port field. Repeat the same port number in the End Port field (select a
specific port from the Commonly Forwarded Ports drop-down list or see Figure 37 for the list).
This allows incoming data traffic on the specified ports from any remote IP address.
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Enter a specific remote IP address of your choice in the External IP Address field and then enter
the specific port numbers in the Start and End Port fields (select a specific port from the
Commonly Forwarded Ports drop-down list or see Figure 37 for the list).
This allows incoming data traffic on the specified ports from only one remote IP address.
Note: To forward a range of ports, enter the first number of the port range in the Start Port field and
the last number of the port range in the End Port field.
4. Do the following to set up your Local IP Address:
a.

Enter the IP address of your local computer that you are setting up for port forwarding.

b. Enter the port number of your choice in the Start Port field. Repeat the same port number in
the End Port field (select a specific port from the Commonly Forwarded Ports drop-down list or
see Figure 37 for the list).
Note: To forward a range of ports, enter the first number of the port range in the Local Start Port
field and the last number of the port range in the Local End Port field.
5. Enter a description to name the forwarded port you are creating.
6. Select TCP, UDP, or BOTH from the Internet Protocol drop-down list.
7. Select On to enable port forwarding or Off to disable it.
8. Click Apply.

Figure 37 Commonly Used Forwarded Ports List


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Set Up the DMZ Host


WARNING! The gaming DMZ host is not protected by the SBG6700-AC gateway firewall.
It is exposed to the Internet and thus vulnerable to attacks or hacking from any computer
on the Internet. Consider carefully before configuring a device to be in the DMZ.
You can configure one computer on your home network to be the DMZ Host. That computer will
operate outside of the SBG6700-AC firewall and allow remote access from the Internet to your
computer, gaming device, or other IP-enabled device. The DMZ Host feature will only allow outside
users to have direct access to the designated DMZ Host device and not your home network. See DMZ
Host for more information.
To create the DMZ Host:
1. Click Advanced on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu bar.
2. Click DMZ Host from the Advanced submenu options.

Figure 38 Advanced DMZ Host Screen


3. Enter the last one to three digits (from 2 to 254) of the IP address of the computer or gaming device
that you are setting up as the DMZ host.
4. Click Apply.
Note: Remember to reset the IP address back to 0 (zero) to close all the ports when you are finished with the
needed application. If you do not reset the IP address, that computer will be exposed to the public Internet.

Store Remote Firewall Logs


You can store firewall attack reports or logs on a computer in your home, so that multiple instances can
be logged over a period of time. You can select individual attack or configuration items to send to the
SysLog server, so that only the items of interest will be monitored.
Note: The SysLog server must be on the same network as the Private LAN behind the Configuration Manager
(typically 192.168.0.x).
To store remote Firewall logs:
1. Click the Firewall-Remote Log menu link or click the Firewall menu button on the SBG6700-AC
Main Menu and then select Remote Log.

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Figure 39 Firewall Remote Log Screen


2. Select all desired event types that you want to monitor. This will activate the SysLog monitoring
feature.
3. Enter the last digits from 10 to 254 of the SysLog servers IP address.
Note: Normally, the IP address of this SysLog server is hard-coded so that the address always agrees with
the entry on this page.
4. Click Apply.

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Creating Wi-Fi Networks

The SBG6700-AC supports a secure method for setting up multiple access points on your wireless home
network. This enables you to designate a guest network for visitors, friends, or other family members
without giving them access to your files or other devices on your primary network. You have the option
to create a PIN or pushbutton method for logging onto your wireless network.

Set Up Your Wireless Primary Network


1. Open a web browser and log onto the SBG6700-AC to open the SBG6700-AC Web Manager. See
Start the Gateway Web Manager for more information.
2. Click Wireless on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu bar.
3. Click Primary Network Settings from the Wireless submenu options.

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Figure 40 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wireless Primary Network Screens


4. Click the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz tab to select the frequency range for your wireless network.
5. Select Enabled or Disabled in the Wireless Network field to turn ON or OFF wireless networking on
your wireless network.
6. Keep the default network name (also listed on the gateway label) or enter a name of your choice for
your wireless primary network in the Network Name (SSID) field.
The network name must consist of any combination of up to 32 ASCII characters. It cannot match
any other SSID on your SBG6700-AC.
7. Select Enabled or Disabled in the Network Name (SSID) Broadcast field to turn ON or OFF outside
access to your wireless network.
8. Select one of the following wireless network security options for your wireless network from the
Wireless Security drop-down list:

WPA2-PSK: Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key (recommended)

WPA2-PSK + WPA-PSK: combination Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key
and Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key

Unencrypted: Allows access to the wireless network without a Wi-Fi Security Key

WPA-PSK: Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key, standard encryption

WPA2 (Enterprise): Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 provides additional network security and
requires a user name and password for network logon

WPA2 + WPA (Enterprise): combination Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 and Wi-Fi Protected
Access provides additional network security and requires a user name and password for
network logon

WPA (Enterprise): Wi-Fi Protected Access provides additional network security and requires a
user name and password for network logon

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9. Choose the wireless network encryption type in the Encryption field:

AES Advanced Encryption Standard: Provides the strongest encryption (recommended)

AES+TKIP Advanced Encryption Standard and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol


Allows both AES and TKIP-capable clients to connect to your wireless network

10. Enter any combination of characters and words for your network password in the Passphrase field.
11. Click Apply if you are done or continue with Enable or Disable WPS on Your Wireless Network to set
up WPS on your wireless network.

Enable or Disable WPS on Your Wireless Network


From either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wireless Primary Network screen, go to the WPS Automatic Security
Configuration section:

Figure 41 WPS Setup Screen


1. Select Enabled in the WPS field to turn ON the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) network security on
your home network. Continue with step 2.
- or Select Disabled in the WPS field to turn OFF the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) network security on
your home network. Proceed to step 3 to finish.
2. Select one of the following WPS Pairing methods to add or pair your WPS-enabled wireless devices:

Push Button Press the WPS button on the SBG6700-AC to start the WPS pairing process with
the WPS-enabled wireless device you want to connect to your wireless network.
Repeat for each additional WPS-enabled device.

Gateway PIN Click Generate PIN to automatically create a new numeric password for
logging onto your wireless home network.

Client PIN Enter a numeric password to log onto your wireless network and then click Add.

3. Click Apply when done.

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Set Up a Wireless Guest Network


Note: This feature may be disabled on your SBG6700-AC. Some service providers or cable operators do not
allow for secondary (or guest) wireless networks on their gateway devices.
1. Open a web browser and log onto the SBG6700-AC to open the SBG6700-AC Web Manager. See
Start the Gateway Web Manager for more information.
2. Click Wireless on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu bar.
3. Click Guest Network on the Wireless submenu options.

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Figure 42 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wireless Guest Network Screens


4. Click the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz tab to select the frequency range for your wireless network.
5. Select the guest network from the Selected Guest Network drop-down list.
6. Select Enabled or Disabled in the Guest Network field to turn ON or OFF the selected wireless
guest network.
7. Keep the default guest network name or enter a new name of your choice for your guest network in
the Guest Network Name (SSID) field.
8. Select LAN or Guest from the IP Network drop-down list.

LAN Configures the guest network to be part of your primary network and allow guest users
to connect to your primary network

Guest Configures the guest network to only allow access to a specific network and not your
primary network

9. Enter the IP address for the SBG6700-AC on the Guest network in the IP Address field.
10. Enter the starting IP address for the guest network lease pool in the Lease Pool Starting IP Address
field.
11. Enter the ending IP address for the guest network lease pool in the Lease Pool Ending IP Address
field.
12. Enter the lease time for the guest network lease pool in the Lease Time field.
13. Select Enabled or Disabled in the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) Enable field to allow or disallow
any network devices, such as smart phones, tablets, gaming devices, or printers to automatically
connect to your wireless home network.
14. Select Enabled or Disabled in the Firewall Enable field to turn ON or OFF the gateway firewall.
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15. Select Enabled or Disabled in the DHCPv6 Server field to allow the DHCP server to send leases to
the guest network clients from the guest network lease pool you specified earlier.
Note: If the DHCP server is disabled, you must assign static IP addresses to the guest network STAs.
16. Select one of the following wireless network security options for your wireless network from the
Wireless Security drop-down list:

WPA2-PSK: Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key (recommended)

WPA2-PSK + WPA-PSK: combination Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key
and Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key

WPA-PSK: Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key, standard encryption

Unencrypted: Turns off network security

WPA2 + WPA (Enterprise): combination Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 and Wi-Fi Protected
Access provides additional network security and requires a user name and password for
network logon

WPA2 (Enterprise): Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 provides additional network security and
requires a user name and password for network logon

WPA (Enterprise): Wi-Fi Protected Access provides additional network security and requires a
user name and password for network logon

17. Choose the wireless network encryption type in the Encryption field:

AES Advanced Encryption Standard: Provides the strongest encryption (recommended)

TKIP+AES Temporal Key Integrity Protocol and Advanced Encryption Standard: Allows both
AES and TKIP-capable clients to connect to your wireless network

18. Enter any combination of characters and words for the guest network password in the Passphrase
field.
19. Select Show Passphrase to prevent your password from displaying in the field for security
purposes.
20. Click Apply, when done.

Change Your Wireless Network Name (SSID)


The SSID (Service Set Identification) is the wireless network name assigned to your SBG6700-AC wireless
primary and guest networks. The default SSID which is listed on the gateway label is automatically
populated in the network configuration screens. A list of SSIDs of available wireless networks in close
proximity of your home (for example, neighbors or local businesses) will display when you or someone
else in your home attempt to establish a wireless network connection. For security purposes and quick
recognition of your wireless network, it is recommended that you change the default SSID. You should
also consider changing the default wireless password or passphrase (see Prevent Unauthorized Access
for more information).
Note: When you change the SSID, any wireless devices that are already connected to your wireless network
will be disconnected from the network. The wireless devices will have to be reconnected to the wireless
network using the new SSID.
Do the following to change your wireless network name or SSID:
1. Open a web browser and log onto the SBG6700-AC to open the SBG6700-AC Web Manager. See
Start the Gateway Web Manager for more information.
2. Click Wireless on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu bar.
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3. Click Primary Network Settings from the Wireless submenu options to open the Wi-Fi Network
screen.

Figure 43 Change Your 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Network Name (SSID) and Password Screens
4. Click the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz tab to select the frequency range for your wireless network.
5. Make sure Enabled is selected in the Wireless Network field to turn ON wireless networking on your
home network.
6. Delete the current network name in the Network Name (SSID) field and then enter a new name of
your choice for your wireless network.
The network name can contain any combination of up to 32 alphanumeric characters.
7. Make sure Enabled is selected in the Network Name (SSID) Broadcast field.
8. Delete the current wireless password (passphrase) in the Passphrase field and enter a new
passphrase for the wireless network password.
See Prevent Unauthorized Access for more information.
9. Click Apply at the bottom of the screen.
The new wireless network name should appear in the list of available wireless networks when you
reconnect your wireless devices.

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Change the Wireless Channel


Network interference may occur at any time when using a wireless network connection. This may be
caused by other wireless access points that are using the same wireless channel as your SBG6700-AC
and are also operating within close proximity in your home. When experiencing wireless network
interference, changing the wireless channel on the SBG6700-AC can improve network connectivity (or
signal strength) and avoid network interference. By default, the SBG6700-AC is set on Channel 1.
Do the following to change the wireless channel on the SBG6700-AC:
1. Open a web browser and log onto the SBG6700-AC to open the SBG6700-AC Web Manager. See
Start the Gateway Web Manager for more information.
2. Click Wireless on the SBG6700-AC Main Menu bar.
3. Click 802.11 Radio from the Wireless submenu options to open the Wireless 802.11 Radio screen.

Figure 44 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wireless 802.11 Radio Screens


4. Click the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz tab to select the frequency range for your wireless network.
5. Select a channel number from the Channel drop-down list that is different from the channel
number listed as the Current Channel.

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Note: For 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks, it is recommended to use Channel 6 or 11, if it is not listed as the
Current Channel. In the Wi-Fi spectrum, there are multiple channels that overlap and thus degrade
wireless network performance. Channels 1, 6, and 11 are used for better network performance and
stability because they do not overlap.
6. Click Apply.

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Troubleshooting Tips

If the solutions listed in this section do not solve your problem, contact your service provider for
assistance.
Your service provider may ask for the status of the LEDs as described in Front Panel LED Icons and Error
Conditions.
You may have to reset the SBG6700-AC gateway configuration to its original factory settings if the
gateway is not functioning properly.

Solutions
Table 5: Troubleshooting Solutions
Gateway Problem

Possible Solution

POWER LED Icon is OFF

Check the power connection on the gateway and to the


electrical outlet.
Check that the electrical outlet is working. Is the outlet
controlled by a light switch?
If so, disconnect the gateway power cord and connect it to
another electrical outlet that is not controlled by a light switch.

Cannot Send or
Receive Data

Check each end of the coaxial cable connection on the gateway


and cable outlet. Hand tighten each connector, if necessary.
Check the Ethernet cable to make sure it is properly connected
to the gateway and computer.
On the front panel, check the status of the LED icons and refer
to Front Panel LED Icons and Error Conditions to identify the
problem.
If you have cable television service, check your television to
ensure your cable service is operating properly.
If none of the above solutions resolves the problem, contact
your service provider or call ARRIS Technical Support at
1-877-466-8646 for assistance.

Cannot Access the


Internet

Check that all cable and power connections on your gateway


and computer are properly connected.
Check that the Power, Online, and Wireless LED icons on the
front panel are lit up solid.
Contact your service provider for assistance.

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Gateway Problem

Possible Solution

Wireless devices cannot


send or receive data

If the problem still persists after checking the coaxial cable and

Ethernet connections and your IP address, check the Wireless


Security Mode setting on the Wireless Primary Network screen.

If you enabled WPA and configured a passphrase on the gateway, be


sure each affected wireless client has the identical passphrase. If this
does not solve the problem, check if the wireless client supports WPA.

If you enabled WEP and configured a key on the gateway, be sure


each affected wireless client has the identical WEP key. If this does not
solve the problem, check whether the clients wireless adapter
supports the type of WEP key configured on the gateway.

Front Panel LED Icons and Error Conditions


The SBG6700-AC front panel LED icons provide status information for the following error conditions:
Table 6: Front Panel LED Icons and Error Conditions
Led Icon

Status

If, During Startup:

If, During Normal


Operation

OFF

Gateway is not properly plugged


into the electrical outlet

Gateway is unplugged

BLINKING

Downstream receive channel


cannot be acquired

Downstream channel is
lost

BLINKING

Upstream send channel cannot


be acquired

Upstream channel is lost

BLINKING

IP registration is unsuccessful

OFF

Led is disabled

Led is disabled

OFF

Led is disabled

Led is disabled

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Gateway Configuration
Screen Definitions

This section provides detailed field definitions for the following ARRIS SBG6700-AC network
configuration screens:

Basic
Advanced
Firewall

Basic Screens
Setup
You can use the SBG6700-AC Basic Setup screen to configure basic SBG6700-AC IP-related configuration
data, including your local network configuration, and WAN connection type.

Figure 45 Basic Setup Screen

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Table 7: Basic Setup Screen-Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Gateway Mode

Sets the device mode:


Routed: Allows the internal network devices to use IP addresses from
the WAN subnet.
Bridged: Disables the network address and port translation settings on
the gateway.

Primary Network
Only Mode

Sets the device mode for the primary network only:


Routed: Allows the internal network devices to use IP addresses from
the WAN subnet.
Bridged: Disables the network address and port translation settings on
the gateway.

LAN
IP Address
MAC Address

WAN
IP Address

The IP address of the SBG6700-AC on your home network (LAN).


Media Access Control address is set of 12 hexadecimal digits that are
assigned during manufacturing to uniquely identify the hardware
address of the SBG6700-AC access point.
The public WAN IP address of your SBG6700-AC, which is either
dynamically or statically assigned by the cable operator

MAC Address

Media Access Control address a set of 12 hexadecimal digits assigned


during manufacturing that uniquely identifies the hardware address of
the SBG6700-AC access point.

Duration

Describes how long before your Internet connection expires, The WAN
lease will automatically renew itself when it expires.

Expires

Displays the exact time and date the WAN lease expires

IPv4 DNS Servers

Displays the IP address of the server that converts web site names into
Internet addresses. The IP address is assigned by the cable company.

Release WAN Lease

Click to release the WAN lease

Renew WAN Lease

Click to renew the WAN lease

DHCP
You can use the Basic DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) screen to configure the IP settings
of your SBG6700-AC gateway and the DHCP server on your home network. You can also view the status
of the optional internal SBG6700-AC DHCP server.

WARNING! Do not modify these setting unless you are an experienced network
administrator with a strong understanding of IP addressing, sub-netting, and DHCP.

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Figure 46 Basic DHCP Screen


Table 8: Basic DHCP Screen-Field Descriptions
Field

Description

LAN Network Configuration


LAN IP Address

The IP address of the SBG6700-AC on your home network (LAN).

Enable DHCP Server

Checkmark Enabled to enable the SBG6700-AC DHCP Server.


Uncheck Enabled to disable the SBG6700-AC DHCP Server.

Starting Local Address

Enter the starting IP address to be assigned by the SBG6700-AC


DHCP server to clients in dotted-decimal format.
Default is 192.168.0.2.

Max Number of Network


Devices

Sets the maximum number of clients for the SBG6700-AC DHCP


server to assign a private IP address.

Lease Time

Sets the time in seconds that the SBG6700-AC DHCP server leases
an IP address to a client. The default is 3600 seconds (60
minutes).

Reserve IP Address

Lists clients in which the DHCP server reserves a specific IP


address on the home network (LAN)

Client List

Lists the DHCP client device information.

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DDNS
You can use the Basic DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) screen to set up the DDNS service to
assign a static Internet domain name to a dynamic IP address. This allows various servers on the Internet
to access your computer for processing your requests when you are visiting various Internet sites.

Figure 47 Basic DDNS Screen


Table 9: Basic DDNS Screen-Field Descriptions
Field

Description

DDNS Service

Select Disabled or select wwwDynDNS.org to enable the DDNS


service

Username

Enter your user name for the Dynamic Domain Name system

Password

Enter your password for the Dynamic Domain Name system

Host Name

Enter the host name for the Dynamic Domain Name system

IP Address

Displays the IP address

Status

Shows if the DDNS service is Enabled or Disabled

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Backup and Restore


You can use the Basic Backup and Restore screen to save a backup copy of the current SBG6700-AC
gateway configuration settings locally on your computer or restore previously saved gateway
configurations.

Figure 48 Basic Backup & Restore Screen


Table 10: Basic Backup & Restore -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Browse

Allows you to search for a file on your computer to


retrieve or save the gateway configuration.

Restore

Restores a previously saved gateway configuration.

Backup

Creates a back up copy of the current gateway


configuration.

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Advanced Screens
Options
You can use the Advanced Options to set the operating modes for adjusting how the SBG6700-AC
routes IP traffic on your home network.

Figure 49 Advanced Options Screen


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Table 11: Advanced Options-Field Descriptions
Field

Description

WAN Blocking

Prevents the SBG6700-AC Web Manager or the computers


behind it from being visible to other computers on the
SBG6700-AC WAN.

IPsec Pass-through

Enables the IPsec Pass-through protocol to be used


through the SBG6700-AC Web Manager so that a VPN
device (or software) may communicate properly with the
WAN.

PPTP Pass-through

Enables the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)


Pass-through protocol to be used through the SBG6700-AC
Web Manager so that a VPN device (or software) may
communicate properly with the WAN.

Remote Config
Management

Allows remote access to the SBG6700-AC Web Manager.


This enables you to configure the SBG6700-AC WAN by
accessing the WAN IP address at Port 8080 of the
SBG6700-AC Web Manager from anywhere on the Internet.
For example, in the Internet browser URL window, type
http://WanIPAddress:8080/ to access the
SBG6700-AC Web Manager remotely.

Multicast Enable

Allows multicast-specific traffic (denoted by a multicast


specific address) to be passed to and from the computers
on the home network (LAN) behind the SBG6700-AC Web
Manager.

UPnP Enable

Turns on the Universal Plug and Play protocol (UPnP) agent


in the SBG6700-AC Web Manager.
Select this option, if you are running a CPE (client)
application that requires UPnP.

NAT ALG Status

Turn ON or OFF the various Network Address Translation


(NAT) and Application Level Gateway (ALG) status options
on your wireless network

Add MAC Address

Enter the MAC address for the computer you want to block
and click Add MAC Address button.
Repeat for up to 20 MAC addresses.

Remove MAC Address

Enter the MAC address filter that you want to delete or


block, then click Remove MAC Address button.

Clear All button

Deletes all of your MAC Address filters.

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IP Filtering
IP filtering allows you to define which local computers will be denied access to the SBG6700-AC WAN.
You can configure IP address filters to block Internet traffic to specific network devices on your home
network by entering the starting and ending IP address ranges.
Note: You only have to enter the LSB (Least-significant byte) of the IP address; the upper bytes of the IP
address are set automatically from the SBG6700-AC Web Managers IP address.

Figure 50 Advanced IP Filtering Screen


Table 12: Advanced IP Filtering -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Start Address

Enter the starting IP address range of the computers for which


you want to deny access to the SBG6700-AC WAN.
Be sure to only enter the least significant byte of the IP address.

End Address

Enter the ending IP address range of the computers you want


to deny access to the SBG6700-AC WAN.
Be sure to only enter the least significant byte of the IP address.

Enabled

Activates the IP address filter, when selected.


Select Enabled for each range of IP addresses you want to
deny access to the SBG6700-AC WAN.
When done, click Apply to activate and save your settings.

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MAC Filtering
MAC filtering allows you to define up to twenty Media Access Control (MAC) address filters to prevent
computers from sending outgoing TCP/UDP traffic to the WAN via their MAC addresses. This is useful
because the MAC address of a specific NIC card never changes, unlike its IP address, which can be
assigned via the DHCP server or hard-coded to various addresses over time.

Figure 51 Advanced MAC Filtering Screen


Table 13: Advanced MAC Filtering -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Add MAC Address

Enter the MAC address for the computer you want to


block and click Add MAC Address button.
Repeat for up to 20 MAC addresses.

Remove MAC Address

Enter the MAC address filter that you want to delete


block and click Remove MAC Address button.

Clear All button

Deletes all of your MAC Address filters.

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Port Filtering
Port filtering allows you to define port filters to prevent all devices from sending outgoing TCP/UDP
traffic to the WAN on specific IP port numbers. By specifying a starting and ending port range, you can
determine what TCP/UDP traffic is allowed out to the WAN on a per-port basis.
Note: The specified port ranges are blocked for ALL computers, and this setting is not IP address or MAC
address specific. For example, if you wanted to block all computers on your home network from accessing
HTTP sites (or web surfing), you would create the following port filter and then click Apply when done:

Set Start Port to 80


Set End Port to 80
Set Protocol to TCP
Select Enabled

Figure 52 Advanced Port Filtering Screen


Table 14: Advanced Port Filtering -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Start Port

The starting port number of the Port Filtering range.

End Port

The ending port number of the Port Filtering range.

Protocol

Select TCP, UDP, or BOTH from the drop-down list.

Enabled

Select to activate or deselect to deactivate the selected


IP port triggers.

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Port Triggers
You can use Port Triggers to configure dynamic triggers to specific devices on the LAN. This allows
special applications that require specific port numbers with bi-directional traffic to function properly.
Applications such as video conferencing, voice, gaming, and some messaging program features may
require these special settings.

Figure 53 Advanced Create Port Triggers Screen

Figure 54 Advanced Port Triggers Screen


Table 15: Advanced Port Triggers -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Trigger Start Port

The starting port number of the Port Trigger range.

Trigger End Port

The ending port number of the Port Trigger range.

Target Start Port

The starting port number of the Port Target range.

Target End Port

The ending port number of the Port Target range.

Protocol

Select TCP, UDP, or BOTH from the drop-down list.

Description

Name the port trigger.

Enabled

Select On or Off to activate or deactivate the selected IP


port triggers.

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Port Forwarding
Port forwarding allows you to run a publicly accessible server on your home network by specifying the
mapping of TCP/UDP ports to a local computer. This enables incoming requests on specific port
numbers to reach web servers, FTP servers, mail servers, etc. so that they can be accessible from the
Internet.
To map a port, you must enter the range of port numbers that want forwarded locally and the IP
address to which traffic to those ports should be sent. If you only want a single port specification, enter
the same port number in the start and end locations for that IP address.
A table of commonly used port numbers is also displayed on the page for your convenience. These are
some of the ports used by common applications:

Figure 55 Commonly Used Port Forwarding Port Numbers List

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Figure 56 Advanced Port Forwarding Screen


Table 16: Advanced Port Forwarding-Field Descriptions
Field

Description

External IP Address
& Start/End Port

Single port: Remote IP address and a specific port number (enter the
same port number in the Start and End Port fields).
Range of ports: Remote IP address and a specific range of port numbers
(enter the first and last port numbers of the desired port range in the
Start and End Port fields).

Local IP Address &


Start/End Port

Single port: IP address of the local computer or device and a specific port
number (enter the same port number in the Start and End Port fields).
Range of ports: IP address of the local computer or device and a specific
range of port numbers (enter the first and last port numbers of the
desired port range in the Start and End Port fields).

Description

Name of the forwarded port.

Protocol

Select TCP, UDP, or Both for the Internet protocol.

Enabled

Select On or Off to enable or disable port forwarding on the selected


port(s).

Commonly
Forwarded Ports

List of port numbers used by common applications.

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DMZ Host
You can configure one computer on your home network as the DMZ Host. That computer will operate
outside of the SBG6700-AC firewall. This feature allows you to set up a separate subnetwork for remote
access from the Internet to your computer, gaming devices, or other IP-enabled device so that your
home network is not exposed to hackers or other external attacks from the Internet. Outside users will
only have direct access to the designated DMZ Host device and not your home network.
If you set up a computer as the DMZ Host, remember to set the IP address back to zero (0) when you are
finished with the needed application, since this computer will be exposed to the Internet. Although the
computer is protected from Denial of Service (DoS) attacks via the SBG6700-AC firewall, it is still
exposed to the Internet.

Figure 57 Advanced DMZ Host Screen


Table 17: Advanced DMZ Host-Field Descriptions
Field

Description

DMZ Host

Enter the IP address of the selected computer you are


setting up as the DMZ host.

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Firewall Screens
You can configure firewall filters and alert notifications for your home network. The SBG6700-AC firewall
protects the SBG6700-AC LAN from unwanted attacks and other intrusions on the Internet. Firewall
protection also provides the following benefits:

Advanced, integrated stateful-inspection firewall supporting intrusion detection, session tracking,


and denial-of-service attack prevention.

Maintains state data for every TCP/IP session on the OSI network and transport layers.

Monitors all incoming and outgoing packets, applies the firewall policy to each one, and screens for
improper packets and intrusion attempts.
Generates comprehensive notifications for the following:

User authentications

Rejected internal and external connection requests

Session creation and termination

Outside attacks (intrusion detection)

Protection Level
The Firewall Protection Level screen has various settings related to blocking or exclusively allowing
different types of data through the SBG6700-AC from the WAN to the LAN. There are three security
firewall protection levels which correspond to how many services are allowed:

Off - No security, highest risk


Low - Minimum security, higher risk
Medium - Common configuration, modest risk
High - Safest configuration, highest security

Firewall protection enables the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall features. Block Fragmented IP
packets prevent all fragmented IP packets from passing through the firewall. Port Scan Detection
detects and blocks port scan activity originating on both the LAN and WAN. IP Flood Detection detects
and blocks packet floods originating on both the LAN and WAN.
You can block Java Applets, Cookies, ActiveX controls, pop up windows, and Proxies.

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Figure 58 Firewall Protection Level Screen


Table 18: Firewall Protection Level -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Firewall Protection
Level

Select Low, Medium, or High to set the level of firewall


protection that you want for your gateway.
Select Off to disable firewall protection.
Note: If you choose to disable firewall protection, your
computer(s) and other Ethernet-enabled devices on your
home network will be at risk for possible attacks from viruses
and hackers.

Firewall Settings

Checkmark to enable each filter that you want to set for


the firewall.
Click Apply, when done.

Allowed Services

Listing of the websites you selected to allow access to


from your home network.

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Parental Control
You can use the Parental Control screen to set up user access restrictions on a specific device connected
to your SBG6700-AC network. You can set up the following Parental Controls:

Allow or block access to specific Internet sites.


Allow or block access to specific MAC addresses.
Allow or block Internet access based on specific day and time settings.
Enable or disable Internet session duration timers to limit the amount of time for Internet access.

Note: When creating Parental Control access filters, remember to assign the Start and End ports. Otherwise,
any filters without assigned ports will apply to all ports. This also applies to MAC addresses.

Figure 59 Firewall Parental Control-Set Time Zone Screen


Table 19: Firewall Parental Control-Set Time Zone-Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Current Time

Enter the current time.

Current Time Zone

Select your time zone.

Automatically adjust for


Daylight Saving Time

Select Yes or No if you want the time to change for


Daylight Saving Time.

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Figure 60 Firewall Parental Control Screen


Table 20: Firewall Parental Control -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Description

Enter a name to create a new user profile.

MAC Address

Enter the 12-digit (hexadecimal) hardware address of the device that you
are setting up for parental controls.
The MAC addressed is assigned by the hardware manufacturer and should
be located on the device label.

URL

Enter the web address of the Internet site that you want to block or access.

Start Port

Enter the starting port number of the range of ports for which you want to
block incoming or outgoing access.
Default port is 0.

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Field

Description

End Port

Enter the ending port number of the range of ports for which you want to
block incoming or outgoing access.
Default port is 0.

Protocol

Select TCP, UDP, or Both for the Internet protocol.

Days

Select the days of the week that the selected user can access the
Internet.

Time

Set the start and end time of day that the selected user can access the
Internet.

Allow/Block

Set to allow or block Internet access for the time defined above.

Enabled

Turn ON or OFF this Parental Control restriction.

Time Zone

Update the related time information for your location.

Local Log
You can use either of the following two formats to send your firewall event log notifications:

Individual e-mail alerts sent out automatically each time the firewall is under attack
Local log stored within the gateway and displayed in table form on the Local Log page

Figure 61 Firewall Local Log Screen


Table 21: Firewall Local Log -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Contact Email Address

Your email address

SMTP Server Name

Name of the email Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)


server
The firewall page requires the name of your email server
for sending a firewall log to your email address. You can
obtain the SMTP server name from your service provider.

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Field

Description

SMTP Username

Your user name for your email account. Check with your
email service provider.

SMTP Password

Your user password for your email account. Check with


your email service provider.

Email Alerts

Enable or disable emailing firewall alerts.

Remote Log
You can send firewall attack reports out to a standard SysLog server, so that many instances can be
logged over a long period of time. You can select individual attack or configuration items to send to the
SysLog server so that only the items of interest will be monitored.
There are four types of Firewall reports that you can monitor and log:

Permitted Connections Select to notify the server to send you email logs identifying who is
connecting to your network.

Blocked Connections Select to notify the server to send you email logs identifying who was
blocked from connecting to your network.

Known Internet Attacks Select to notify the server to send you email logs of known Internet
attacks against your network.

Product Configuration Events Select to notify the server to send you email logs of the basic
product configuration events logs.

The SysLog server must be on the same network as the Private LAN behind the Configuration Manager
(typically 192.168.0.x).
To activate the SysLog monitoring feature, check all desired event types to monitor and enter the last
byte of the IP address of the SysLog server. Normally, the IP address of this SysLog server is hard coded
so that the address always agrees with the entry on this page.

Figure 62 Firewall Remote Log Screen

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Table 22: Firewall Remote Log -Field Descriptions
Field

Description

Permitted Connections

Select if you want email notification of who is


connecting to your network.

Blocked Connections

Select if you want email notification of who is blocked


from connecting to your network.

Known Internet Attacks

Select if you want email notification of known Internet


attacks against your network.

Product Configuration
Events

Select if you want email notification of the basic


product configuration events.

to Syslog server at
192.168.0.x

Enter the last digit(s) of your SysLog servers IP address.


Possible values: 10 to 254

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